Carcass Announce Their New Label Home


Carcass have signed with Nuclear Blast Records for all territories excluding Japan. The group will be issuing “Surgical Steel“—their first studio album since 1996—through the label this fall.

The album was produced by Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Slipknot) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament). The bands original drummer Ken Owen has also contributed some guest vocals to the album though exact details were not specified.

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Carcass themselves issued the following collective statement:

“We are pleased to announce that we have found the perfect home for Surgical Steel, the first Carcass album for, what, eighteen years?! We’ve inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for our new baby.

We have to thank Markus Staiger for his enthusiasm and belief in what he heard, but mostly his ability to take advantage of Jeff with a bad hangover when he visited the office in Stuttgart to let him be the first to hear the rough mixes. Nuclear Blast has managed to secure this release despite interest from all the main players in what remains of the metal ‘music industry’.

We’re also looking forward to working with our pals in the US Office, who have done favors for us behind the scenes over the last few years. On a personal note, Jeff looks forward to his and label manager Gerardo Martinez’ friendship to come crashing down in flames and tears in a few months.

As long as we don’t mention ‘The War’ we think we’re going to do just fine with our new Teutonic home!”

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